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Modern Languages S1 Course Plan 18/19 Term 1

  • Curriculum Area:

    Listening & Talking

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    • Participates in paired and group activities, with decreasing levels of support.
    • Works collaboratively on conversations and role-play tasks of an appropriate length, in order to demonstrate understanding of basic structures and familiar vocabulary in different contexts.
    • Works collaboratively to plan and co-deliver a talk in the target language. Sustains talk long enough to demonstrate accuracy in known vocabulary and grammar as well as pronunciation and expression.
    • Demonstrates engagement with the topic by including cultural references to the country/countries where the target language is spoken, for example, references to towns, tourist attractions, and famous landmarks/people.
    • Plans and delivers a brief presentation with appropriate content and structure, communicating clearly, audibly and with appropriate pronunciation.
    • Uses resources as appropriate to support communication, for example, power point or cue cards.
    • Talks at sufficient length and can increasingly demonstrate accuracy in vocabulary, grammar and expression.
    • Applies pronunciation rules to unfamiliar words by identifying and applying familiar letter patterns.
    • Pronounces familiar words clearly and uses a sustained range of vocabulary appropriate to the level.

    Activity

    Greetings

    Name & Age

    Numbers 1-100

    Days/Months

    Dates & Birthdays

    Alphabet

    Classroom Language (Instructions & Objects)

    Brothers & Sisters

    Wider Family Members

    Physical Descriptions

    Personality

    Pets & Other Animals

    Colours

  • Curriculum Area:

    Reading

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    • Reads with some fluency and understanding, using appropriate pace and intonation.
    • Demonstrates an appropriate knowledge of grammatical structures including knowledge of more than one tense, over a range of talking activities.
    • Uses a bilingual dictionary or other reference sources to check and spell commonly misspelt or unfamiliar words.
    • Recognises common prefixes, suffixes and blends of letters. Identifies connections between words. Uses this knowledge to identify cognates in order to help work out the meaning of new words.
    • Identifies parts of speech such as nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs and verbs and applies this knowledge to support their understanding of texts.

     

    Activity

    Greetings

    Name & Age

    Numbers 1-100

    Days/Months

    Dates & Birthdays

    Alphabet

    Classroom Language (Instructions & Objects)

    Brothers & Sisters

    Wider Family Members

    Physical Descriptions

    Personality

    Pets & Other Animals

    Colours

  • Curriculum Area:

    Writing

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    •   Works with others to plan and review written work.
    • Uses support such as a bilingual dictionary, grammar notes, or digital technology to check accuracy in spelling or structure.
    • Produces written work in the target language which is mostly accurate in terms of use of personal pronouns, possessive pronouns, verbs, tenses, adjectives and adverbs.
    • Applies knowledge of spelling patterns and rules to spell familiar words correctly.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and accurate application of punctuation norms in the target language such as use of capital letters, full stops, commas, exclamation marks, question marks and accents.
    • Uses simple sentences of increasing length.
    • Attempts to regularly link sentences using both coordinating and subordinating conjunctions, demonstrating some knowledge of word order rules where appropriate.
    • Justifies opinions using a range of adjectives, connectors and word order to give reasons for those opinions.